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On since 2020

Last update: May 2024

Ventnor Botanic Garden is a wedding venue located in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight in England. For your special day, you are invited to celebrate surrounded by over 33,000 rare, exotic, and beautiful plants. Set against a sub-tropical garden backdrop, weddings at this location are transported to a picturesque paradise. With a combination of outdoor and indoor event spaces, events, both intimate and grand, are welcome here.

Facilities and Capacity

Ventnor Botanic Garden features a variety of spaces for you to choose from for your ceremony, wedding breakfast, and evening entertainment. You can exchange your vows in the New Zealand Garden under blue skies and surrounded by lush greenery. After your ceremony, you can enjoy a catered meal and entertainment in our Palm Garden or book for a marquee to keep you covered in the winter months. Alternatively, the venue offers elegant indoor spaces for you to celebrate your love. Inside the Echium room, you will be amazed by the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Mediterranean pond surrounded by 16-foot-tall Echium flowers. This property also features a range of wedding photo backdrops, such as the Victorian-built tunnel leading to the cliff edge looking over the sea.

Services Offered

To ensure an unforgettable occasion, Ventnor Botanic Garden offers a range of services. For your wedding breakfast, the venue is pleased to arrange in-house catering services with everything from casual buffets to sophisticated plated meals or BBQs. With an entertainment license, evening reception facilities, and a solid oak dance floor, it also has everything you need for a memorable wedding party. For your convenience, the wedding coordinator is on-hand to ensure that every detail of your big day is accounted for.


The catering menu at this location can accommodate a wide range of tastes and preferences. You and your loved ones can enjoy delectable canapés and treats, all of which are cooked by our in-house Chef, meaning any menu can be bespoke. The venue’s three-course menu includes items such as their signature mushroom risotto, fennel-crusted sea bass, and eucalyptus poached pear.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Coastal weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Ventnor Botanic Garden

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
10 reviews
97% recommend it
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Emily B. Sent on 15/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best of days!

We couldn't have been more delighted with our wedding experience at the Ventnor Botanical Garden.

Not only was the venue incredibly beautiful, but the wedding team led by Anthony, made the event a pleasure to organize, even from our hometown of Sydney (Australia!)

In particular, Anthony went out of his way to ensure we all had the most perfect day. He was so relaxed about everything, which enables us to relax and enjoy our day.

Additionally access and management of suppliers was straightforward and we had plenty of time in advance of the event to decorate the marquee and gardens as we wanted.

Could not recommend more highly. Thank you Anthony and team. We had the very best day!
Jenny E. Sent on 03/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful day at a beautiful venue

When my partner and I visited Ventnor Botanic Gardens as a potential venue for our wedding, we immediately fell in love with the place. The gardens themselves are beautiful, and it was wonderful to be able to hold the ceremony outside followed by a drinks reception in a garden full of palm trees. There is even a tunnel out to the cliffs to get some dramatic photos against the sea.

The whole day can be tailor-made to exactly the wedding you want. We wanted a small wedding, so were able to hire the restaurant (which seats 56 people) for the evening reception. For those who want a larger wedding, there is the option of hiring a marquee. There is a wide range of options for food, from three course meals to BBQs to buffets. We requested a custom menu of vegan sharing platters, expecting this to be expensive or too much trouble for the chef, but it was neither! The chef, Michael, delivered a fantastic spread, everything so delicious and more than we could have imagined.

During the year of planning there was a little disruption at Ventnor - the wedding co-ordinators changed twice and the chef changed once. This did not impact our planning or our day though, as everything was handed over seamlessly and the day we had hoped for was delivered perfectly. Antony and Darren are absolute stars and dealt with a lot of the finer details behind the scenes - sourcing local beer, organising table linen, setting up the music and moving chairs and tables around between all the different parts of the day.

It was absolutely perfect, and if you're looking for an outdoor venue (with backup rooms in case of rain) that will look after you throughout the whole process and cater for your exact requests, this is the place to go!
Sarah R. Sent on 02/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our gorgeous elopement wedding at Ventnor Botanic Gardens

After a very short engagement, we decided we absolutely had to get married on the Isle of Wight, after holidays a few times a year and already having fantastic memories. We contacted a few venues, but Antony was the only one that responded and answered all my complex questions! It had to be exactly what we wanted and nothing was too much trouble for Antony and the team. They even foraged me a bouquet and did my husband a boutonnière the morning of our wedding from the beautiful flowers lining the gardens! The chef prepared us a delicious vegan three course meal and we felt very well attended to as well as left alone in private to enjoy our meal together as newlyweds. They sorted everything so we could just turn up and get married. We even used two very friendly and happy members of their team as our witnesses! We loved our wedding day and wouldn’t have changed a thing about the planning, the day and the thoughts of returning to the gardens next time we visit the island on holiday to relive our special day. Jodie Hope was our photographer and she captured the essence of our marriage perfectly.
Anna M. Sent on 02/10/2022
4.2 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding at Ventnor Botanic Garden

The VBG team have been very helpful in making our dream wedding come to be.. The venue was the perfect setting for a relaxed and enjoyable day - We are still receiving compliments from family and friends 3 months on!
We particularly liked that we were able to have a reasonably ecological-friendly celebration at an economical fee.
The out-sourced providers fedback on the wedding team's organisation skills, warm and friendly manner, as well as the beauty of the setting.
Many of our guests have already made plans to revisit the Gardens, including our Photography and Videography team, who all stated there was so much more to capture.

We also made use of the convenience of the on-site cottage as our accommodation for the night before ceremony and few days honeymoon - It was delightful.

Highly recommend Ventnor Botanic Garden.
Sarah E. Sent on 15/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding for us

We had an amazing wedding here, we were from the mainland and the communication was pretty good, mostly emails but we did have phone calls aswell and they were really responsive.
Antony was brilliant and so accommodating. We did change our guest numbers and they were absolutely fine with it.
The food was amazing and the mocktail was divine.
It did rain on our day but the view was still so beautiful even in the rain! We got some fabulous pictures especially through the tunnel which we got as much access to as we wanted.
Amazing wedding!
Chloe W. Sent on 11/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Picture Perfect Day

We had the best day for our wedding, the weather was gorgeous and the gardens were just amazing. We had a ‘garden party’ vibe for the day and it was just so easy and relaxed. No stresses on the day and all the staff were so helpful and on hand for everything.
Ele T. Sent on 14/11/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

We couldn't have asked for a more special day!

We chose VBG because it had a special place in my heart, having been visiting throughout my childhood. The team on the day made sure we had the most special day, bending over backwards to ensure we were happy, and everything went off without any hiccups. All our friends couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the venue was, and how unusual/special it was. We also stayed overnight in the cottages onsight, and I couldn't recommend that more - the cottages are so special, and it meant that we had nothing to worry about in terms of travel on the day. We're so glad we chose VBG for our wedding day - the venue is beautiful, the team could not be more helpful, and it was perfect for the relaxed but beautiful wedding we wanted.
Mrs B. Sent on 02/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Intimate wedding ceremony at VGB.

Our wedding experience with VBG was fabulous, from start to finish. Although we had a small ceremony, we felt that we were given the same care and attention of a larger wedding. VGB stayed in touch with us throughout, keeping us up to date with all of our wedding plans.
As we were not from the island, they also helped us with recommendations for people who could dress the venue, make our cake and provide flower arrangements. All of which were amazing!
Nothing was too much trouble! From the initial arranging the date, all the way through to the day itself. We felt extremely well looked after with all possibilities considered and alternatives ready if needed.
Darren and Anthony were wonderful in helping with the arrangements, showing us amazing parts of the garden which would be wonderful for photos and being there on the day to make sure everything ran smoothly. Even helping to arrange my dress as I began to walk towards my husband to be. We are so pleased we found this hidden gem! A perfect wedding venue.
Lin Sent on 22/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Joseph and Joanna's wedding

Our son and his beautiful bride chose the Botanic gardens at Ventnor for their wedding. We had a magical day. Tom and his team worked so hard to make everything perfect for us all. Everything about it was amazing. There cannot be a more wonderful place to be married.
David Sent on 03/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

David and Carol 28.06.17

We planned a midweek reception at this beautiful venue and had the most amazing day, Everything was perfectly executed and on time, The whole event ran like clockwork, stunning location - oh and the tunnel walk to the cliff ledge, make sure that is included in your photos!
Thank you for everything you did for us both and our guests........unforgettable!
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Undercliff Drive PO38 1UL Ventnor (Isle of Wight)
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